Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Seminar: 18th July 2018 – Population Ageing and International Health-Caregiver Migration to Japan

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 18th July 2018
(Note: change of venue) Lecture Theatre 1, Level B1, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Gabriele Vogt, Professor of Japanese Politics and Society, The University of Hamburg, Germany

Demographic ageing in Japan has caused severe labor shortages in health-caregiving to the elderly.  Yet, Japan only belatedly and reluctantly has joined the international competition for the best-educated health-caregivers on the global labor market – Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 18th July 2018 – Population Ageing and International Health-Caregiver Migration to Japan”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 3rd July 2018 – Connecting Melbourne to Malawi: Exploring Mutually Beneficial Links

12.30-1.30pm, Tue 3rd July 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Kamija Phiri
Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, School of Public Health & Family Medicine; and
Director, Training & Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE), College of Medicine, University of Malawi

There have been a number of important links between the University of Melbourne and the Malawi College of Medicine over the last 20 years.  In 2017 a formal Memorandum of Understanding was established between the two universities. Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 3rd July 2018 – Connecting Melbourne to Malawi: Exploring Mutually Beneficial Links”



CEB WIP Seminar: 25th June 2018 – First-In-Human Study Of Feasibility And Safety Of Ccr5-Modified Blood Stem Cells In Hiv-1 Infected Subjects

10.30-11.30am, Mon 25th June 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Rodica Stan, PhD, Centre for Gene Therapy, City of Hope, Duarte, California, U.S.A.

We developed a novel therapeutic strategy for HIV-1 infection by engineering HIV-resistant immune cells via gene editing of autologous hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC). Continue reading “CEB WIP Seminar: 25th June 2018 – First-In-Human Study Of Feasibility And Safety Of Ccr5-Modified Blood Stem Cells In Hiv-1 Infected Subjects”


MSPGH Seminar: 27th June 2018 – Effects of Medication Co-payment Reductions among Indigenous Australians: Findings from the Closing the Gap Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme Co-payment Incentive

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 27th June 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Associate Professor Amal Trivedi, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policies & Practice, Brown University

Although Indigenous Australians have twice the prevalence of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma, their spending on prescription drugs is about 60% that of non- indigenous Australians. Out-of-pocket costs are a well-established barrier to accessing effective medications to treat chronic disease. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 27th June 2018 – Effects of Medication Co-payment Reductions among Indigenous Australians: Findings from the Closing the Gap Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme Co-payment Incentive”


CHP PhD Completion: June 18th – Characteristics of effective governance of healthcare quality in Australian public hospitals

Monday June 18, 2.30-3.30pm
Seminar Room 515 – Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Alison Brown

Supervisors: Prof. Margaret Kelaher, A/Prof Helen Dickinson

Patients are sometimes harmed while receiving hospital care. Hospital boards have a role in ensuring that preventable harm is minimised. However, reviews of high profile hospital failures indicate that boards sometime fail to act. Continue reading “CHP PhD Completion: June 18th – Characteristics of effective governance of healthcare quality in Australian public hospitals”


CHP PhD Completion: June 8th – Health economics and chronic disease, with a specific focus on diabetes

Friday June 8, 10am-11am
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Xinyang Hua

Supervisors: Prof. Philip Clarke, A/Prof Matthew Spittal, Dr Thomas Lung

Chronic disease brings heavy epidemiological and economic burden on both individual and national level. This research focuses on chronic disease, especially diabetes, from a health economics perspective. Continue reading “CHP PhD Completion: June 8th – Health economics and chronic disease, with a specific focus on diabetes”


MSPGH Seminar: 6th June 2018 – Domestic and Family Violence: Responding to the ‘not so hidden’ epidemic in health systems

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 6th June 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Kelsey Hegarty, Chair in Family Violence Prevention, University of Melbourne/Royal Women’s Hospital; & Co-Director, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence for Safer Families

Domestic and family violence is a major public health issue causing high levels of morbidity and mortality, particularly for women of child bearing age. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 6th June 2018 – Domestic and Family Violence: Responding to the ‘not so hidden’ epidemic in health systems”


CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar: May 29 – Advancing Health Economic Evaluation Methodologies for Health Policy Design

Tuesday May 29, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Michelle Tew

Health economic evaluation is a fundamental component in helping inform health policy decisions, as the economic value of a health intervention is considered alongside its clinical value particularly in today’s tight budgetary climate. However, to be useful to any decision or policy maker, methodological rigor and consistency is imperative. Continue reading “CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar: May 29 – Advancing Health Economic Evaluation Methodologies for Health Policy Design”


CHP Seminar: 8 June 2018 – Health economic evaluation through the ages

Friday 8th June 4pm-6pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Level B1, Basement Level, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Professor Philip Clarke (Director, Centre for Health Policy)

This seminar provides a broad overview of the development of economic methods for evaluating public health and medical interventions prior to the 1970s in 3 sections: Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 8 June 2018 – Health economic evaluation through the ages”


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